Nick Giannopolous

Nick has worked in various VAT roles for the last 16 years.

For the last 7 years he has worked in Malaysia with PwC advising 26 corporate groups consisting of over 150 companies implement GST. These clients included Allianz Group, AIA Group, MSIG, Great Eastern insurance group, Tune insurance and covered both conventional insurers and takafuloperators engaged in life and non-life insurance .

He was engaged by the Malaysian government authority administering the Malaysian VAT to develop and roll-out VAT audit training to over 240 compliance officers.

Prior to joining PwC Malaysia he worked for 9 years with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

This work included 4 years within the law and interpretation unit where he prepared VAT Private Binding Rulings advising taxpayers on the application of the Australian VAT laws.

He spent another 5 years at the ATO in the large case VAT audit unit, where he managed 3-4 person audit teams on various VAT review and audit activities in the Petroleum, Alcohol and Tobacco sectors.